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published on December 28, 2020 - 11:19 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

A local recycling company was recently featured in a feature story by CNBC about mounting electronic waste and the importance of responsible recycling practices.

Electronic Recyclers International in Fresno, the country’s largest recycler of electronics, was featured in CNBC’s news feature “How Can We Fix The Massive E-Waste Problem?” on Dec. 26.

The segment dives into the production of innovative technologies and the best solutions that have been developed to solve the planet’s fastest-growing waste stream: e-waste.

“It was truly an honor to be interviewed for this timely and important story and to share what we know,” said John Shegerian, ERI co-founder and executive chairman in a press release. “With innovations such as the impending conversion from 4G to 5G, the accumulation of electronic waste is poised to continue to grow at exponential rates.

ERI works directly with over 70 of the world’s leading electronics manufacturers and retailers. The recycler has the capacity to process over one billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified location and serves every zip-code in the U.S.

According to the segment, ERI states that 5% of all e-waste recycled in the county is done by the Fresno recycler.

“It is critically important at this unique juncture in environmental history that all the stakeholders participate in the process of recycling their devices responsibly,” Shegerian. “At ERI, for example, all of the commodities that come out of electronic devices go to beneficial reuse and nothing ends up in landfills. All commodities are re-entered into the circular economy as new products, which is a win-win for everyone.”

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